PumpLinx is built on Simerics’s baseline technology to provide a transient 3-D simulation software uniquely suited for the analysis and design of pumps and other fluid devices with rotating or sliding components.
PumpLinx Easily Handles a Challenging ProblemDr. Edward Bennett, Director of Fluid Engineering
PumpLinx Testimonial from Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
A cavitating inducer, impeller, and volute is quite a challenging problem to simulate. PumpLinx easily handled this difficult problem. It is critical to use a code that is validated and robust, so that performance differences in prototype designs can be discerned. PumpLinx is extremely robust, and provides hydraulic performance in both cavitating and non-cavitating environments. I would highly recommend PumpLinx for pump analysis applications.
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
PumpLinx is the Best Pump Tool for HyundaiTae-Gyun Kim, Research Engineer, Corporate Research & Development Division
PumpLinx Testimonial from Hyundai-Kia Motors
There are many CFD tools to choose from; however, there is no doubt that PumpLinx is the perfect CFD tool for pumps. Hyundai successfully uses PumpLinx for the analysis of cavitation and pressure fluctuation in its fluid power systems, and specifically, its pumps and valves. PumpLinx is impressive because it is able to simulate transient fluid dynamic effects for automotive pumps; plus, I am very satisfied with the cavitation modeling capabilities of PumpLinx. It is uniquely suited to deal with very small gaps where cavitation can occur. I look forward to utilizing PumpLinx even more in the future as new developments are released.
PumpLinx Helps Raise Productivity And Improve Quality Of Simulation WorkRaffaele Squarcini, Calculation & Simulation Department Manager
PumpLinx Testimonial from Pierburg Pump Technology:
Since we started using Pumplinx in 2008, we have been able to start using extensively CFD calculations for Positive Displacement pumps such as vane, gerotor and external gear pumps.What we find great with Pumplinx is the capability to set-up a complex model very quickly (including CAD model clean up, import into Pumplinx, meshing and set-up) and be able to get results for a transient analysis in a few hours. This allow us to use the software not only for new projects development but also for troubleshooting. We did validate Pumplinx with our test-bench data and found that it is very accurate both for global quantities prediction and for local effects like cavitation damage. Overall, we are very happy with the software because it helps raise our department productivity and improve the quality of our work.
Pierburg Pump Technology
PumpLinx Helps Reduce Time and Cost for Gear Pump ResearchPowertrain Control Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering
PumpLinx Testimonial from Powertrain Control Research Laboratory at University of Wisconsin-Madison:
The Powertrain Control Research Laboratory (PCRL) is a research group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are using PumpLinx to evaluate preliminary changes to new hydraulic pump designs for a unique high-speed application. This software allows us to identify the most promising changes, given our goals. PumpLinx clearly indicated the cavitation and pressure effects of numerous modifications to the pump housing and gears. Development utilizing simulations decreases the design time by negating the need to test each design via a prototype thus severely limiting the required time. Each prototype that is not required for testing eliminates approximately $2,000 toward the development cost.The GUI is simple to use and a single general approach is required to apply a proper mesh and the appropriate set-up parameters. The time required to set up a simulation is approximately 30 minutes. The support provided by Simerics is excellent, top notch, professional, and prompt.
University of Wisconsin-Madison